Grand Vie Spotlights Luxury Home Market


Market Update GV 2018 Spring

 

The spring/summer 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine recently mailed to homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Grand Vie is the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate, an Ebby Halliday brand.

 

As the magazine’s market update feature, “Luxury Home Market Spotlight: The Trend,” points out, the North Texas region’s substantial economic growth has brought an increase in luxury home sales. In the past year, 18.8 percent more homes priced at $800,000 and above have been purchased than during the prior 12 months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. MLS statistics. Luxury home sales are up 19.9 percent in Dallas County, 16.3 percent in Collin County, and 18.5 percent in Tarrant County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 25th edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Rosewood Mansion,” profiling the Texas gem on Turtle Creek; “Celebrity Homes,” a peek at the spectacular properties of notable owners like singer Kelly Clarkson; “The Scoop,” highlighting fresh retailers and restaurants budding around town; a special section for lake and ranch properties; and partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares tips for getting your home in shape this season.

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com.

Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Listings and More


Grand Vie Showcases Luxury Listings and More

 

The spring/summer 2018 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine recently mailed to homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Grand Vie is the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate.

The 25th edition of Grand Vie features some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties and offers a plethora of inspiring editorial content, including “Rosewood Mansion,” profiling the Texas gem on Turtle Creek; “Celebrity Homes,” a peek at the spectacular properties of notable owners like singer Kelly Clarkson; “The Scoop,” highlighting fresh retailers and restaurants budding around town; “Houses of Art,” showcasing some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; a special section for lake and ranch properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the spring/summer edition: Partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings, Shay Geyer, shares tips for getting your home in shape this season.

 

The luxe publication is direct-mailed to approximately 60,000 high-net-worth households in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Charity and event placement is also a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.

 

“Not only has our magazine’s distribution grown significantly across North Texas, it also includes some of the very best luxury real estate companies outside of our local market, in such locations as Beverly Hills/LA, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Miami, Palm Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Barbara and Vail,” says Randall Graham, vice president and director of marketing for Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The trust clients place in us to represent one of their most important assets is a role we are honored to fulfill.”

 

In addition to the exposure they receive in Grand Vie, Ebby Halliday Companies’ luxury listings benefit from extensive national and international exposure provided by luxury marketing partner, Luxury Portfolio International and its website luxuryportfolio.com, one of the most-visited luxury home sites in the world.

 

“The more than 200 firms that comprise Luxury Portfolio are some of the most powerful independent brokerages worldwide,” says Graham. “This prestigious network represents more $1 million-plus properties than any other luxury real estate network and provides strong connections to well-respected firms worldwide. Simply put, we’re ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury home sale or purchase.”

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com. To learn more about Ebby Halliday Realtors, its Associates and all of the homes available for purchase in North Texas, visit the award-winning, mobile-friendly ebby.com.

 

North Texas Luxury Home Sales Grow


North Texas Luxury Home Sales Grow 

 

The summer 2017 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine recently mailed to homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Grand Vie is the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate.

 

As the magazine’s market update feature, “Spotlight on the Dallas-Fort Worth Luxury Market,” points out, the North Texas region’s substantial economic growth has brought growth in luxury home sales. In the past year, 16.6 percent more homes priced at $800,000 and above have been purchased than during the prior 12 months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. MLS statistics. Luxury home sales are up 9.7 percent in Dallas County, 30.8 percent in Collin County, and 27.3 percent in Tarrant County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 23rd edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Family Farmhouse,” highlighting a fun design project of partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer for a local couple seeking spaces that could grow with their family; “Skewer It,” which invites you to discover the true potential of cooking on a stick; “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for farm & ranch and lake properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the summer issue: Real estate insider Candy Evans finds a summer paradise in Vail, Colorado.

 

The perfect-bound publication is direct-mailed to approximately 60,000 high-net-worth households in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Charity and event placement is also a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.

 

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com.

 

Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living


Now Arriving: Grand Vie Luxury in Living

 

The summer 2017 issue of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home magazine, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, is out and is now arriving in more than 60,000 luxury homes across Dallas-Fort Worth.

 

Grand Vie is the luxury home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate. It’s the only magazine that covers the full breadth of the luxury home market in North Texas and includes two beautiful versions: East and West, depending upon which side of the Trinity River you reside.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 23rd edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Family Farmhouse,” highlighting a fun design project of partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer for a local couple seeking spaces that could grow with their family; “Skewer It,” which invites you to discover the true potential of cooking on a stick; “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; special sections for farm & ranch and lake properties; and LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves. Also in the summer issue: Real estate insider Candy Evans finds a summer paradise in Vail, Colorado.

 

We believe you’re going to love the summer 2017 edition of Grand Vie as much as we loved putting it together for you. See it all now at grandviemagazine.com.

Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond


Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond

 

Great weather, great beaches and beaucoup amenities – that’s Sarasota, Florida, in a nutshell.

 

Whether you’re considering a second home or where to spend the next chapter of your life, the recently released spring issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers just what you need to jumpstart your journey. Featuring a special section on exceptional vacation homes available for purchase in Sarasota by noted real estate blogger Candy Evans, the newest edition of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury property magazine puts the spotlight squarely on this natural paradise.

 

While Sarasota is known for plentiful boating, golf and tennis, as well as wide bays and acres of pristine, white-quartz sand beaches, it’s also the Cultural Capital of Florida. On the state’s west coast, only 45 minutes from St. Petersburg and an hour from Tampa, you’ll discover a city that is undergoing a vibrant building boom and features great museums and fabulous restaurants.

 

Just a few of the area’s more-notable homeowners include best-selling mystery author Stephen King, ESPN college basketball commentator Dick Vitale, lead singer of AC/DC Brian Johnson, and TV talk show host Jerry Springer.

 

What will your money buy in Sarasota? There are downtown or beach condominiums, single-family homes in town, or on a barrier island. While multimillion-dollar oceanfront homes are common, $250,000 to $400,000 gets you a condo villa or small single-family home with low maintenance. The average price point in Sarasota? $475,000.

 

The homes in Grand Vie’s Sarasota special section are represented by Michael Saunders & Company, Ebby Halliday Realtors’ Luxury Portfolio International partner in Sarasota. To see them and to learn more about this laid-back Southwest Florida destination, click here.

 

A sampling of available properties:

Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond

SARASOTA I $16,950,000 I LuxuryPortfolio.com 

Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond

BOCA GRANDE I $9,700,000 I LuxuryPortfolio.com 

Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond

LONGBOAT KEY I $5,500,000 I LuxuryPortfolio.com

Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond

LONGBOAT KEY I $4,250,000 I LuxuryPortfolio.com

Sarasota: Beaches and Beyond

OSPREY I $3,499,000 I LuxuryPortfolio.com

10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring


10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring

 

 

When you think of springtime, brightly colored flowers, sunny days, and lush foliage likely fill your thoughts. It’s the time of year that signifies renewal – and the perfect time to tackle making over your home.

 

In the new spring edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury home publication, Shay Geyer, owner and designer at IBB Design Fine Furnishings, provides some timely tips for a spring makeover of your home.

 

*  Greenery is the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year and the perfect nod to spring for your home’s décor.  A “fresh and zesty yellow-green,” this color can be used as an accent to bring a neutral palette to life or paired with other lively colors for a dynamic interior.

 

10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring

 

*  Paint is one of the easiest ways to transform a room. Choose a happy hue that brings new life into your room and puts a smile on your face. Brighter, more-saturated hues work best as accents and shades of white offer a crisp backdrop for artwork and fabrics to steal the show.

 

*  Wallpaper is more of a commitment than paint, but it allows you to bring in bold patterns and cheerful color that will fill your space with happiness all year long.  Good news: Removable, peel-and-stick wallpapers are now available.

 

*  Add accent pillows in a bright floral pattern or botanical print to your sofa or chairs for an instant update. Butterflies, birds and cherry blossoms are other popular spring motifs that work beautifully as accents in a home.

 

10 Ways to Refresh and Renew This Spring

 

*  Punchy pastels are on trend right now. Think of ballet pinks and aquas but kicked up a notch in saturation. These colors are anything but soft and can add a cheerful accent to your space when used in accessories.

 

*  Drapery panels not only dress your windows but they soften a wall by layering in fabric. Choose a solid in sunny yellow or sky blue or opt for a floral pattern for a touch of springtime influence. If you’re shy about pattern and color, select a sheer fabric for drapery panels to evoke a light and airy feeling.

 

*  Layer in the texture. Use a grass-cloth wallpaper or a tile that emulates wood to bring the outdoors inside your home.

 

10 Ways to Renew and Refresh

 

*  Add scented candles and diffusers throughout your home. Fragrances like fresh peony, lavender thyme and gardenia will fill your rooms with the sweet smells of spring.

 

*  Add floral and greenery arrangements to bring a room to life. Whether fresh or faux, a floral arrangement instantly makes a room happy. When selecting a silk arrangement, the more lifelike the better. Use the arrangements on an end table, console or coffee table for a pop of color.

 

*  Get organized. Edit your rooms and get rid of clutter. Incorporate baskets into your bookshelves to keep things neat and tidy. Use decorative boxes on your cocktail table to store remotes and electronic devices.

 

For more advice on bringing springtime into your home and to see many of the most spectacular homes for sale in North Texas, visit grandviemagazine.com.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Piassick

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Vie Puts Spotlight on Luxury Home Market


 Grand Vie Puts Spotlight on Luxury Home Market

 

The spring 2017 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine recently mailed to homes across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Grand Vie is the luxury-home publication of Ebby Halliday Realtors and the newest member of the Ebby Halliday Companies, Fort Worth-based Williams Trew Real Estate.

 

The perfect-bound publication is direct-mailed to approximately 60,000 high-net-worth households in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall and Tarrant counties. Charity and event placement is also a significant part of the Grand Vie distribution strategy – placing luxury homes listed by Ebby Halliday and Williams Trew in front of North Texas’ luxury homebuying audience.

 

As the magazine’s market update feature, “Spotlight on the Dallas-Fort Worth Luxury Market,” points out, the North Texas region’s substantial economic growth has brought growth in luxury home sales. In the past year, 9 percent more homes priced at $750,000 and above have been purchased than during the prior 12 months, according to North Texas Real Estate Information Systems, Inc. MLS statistics. Luxury home sales are up 4.3 percent in Dallas County, 17.3 percent in Collin County, and 8.2 percent in Tarrant County.

 

In addition to featuring some of Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier luxury properties, the 22nd edition of Grand Vie offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including a conversation with Dallas-born and raised fine-art photographer Gray Malin; advice on how to bring spring looks into your home from partner and designer of IBB Design Fine Furnishings Shay Geyer; “Houses of Art,” highlighting some of the area’s top cultural events of the season; LuxeTrends, showcasing a collection of the latest luxury lifestyle must-haves; and real estate insider Candy Evans’ take on the Cultural Capital of Florida: Sarasota.

 

To view the digital version of Grand Vie, visit grandviemagazine.com.

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle


Staying current with the latest and greatest modernisms, experiencing destinations of distinction and knowing how to pamper yourself have long been major elements in defining your luxury lifestyle. The following collection of trends offers some of our favorites in the areas of Innovation, Exploration and Relaxation to add luxury to your life and inspire your own ideas.

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

HENRY DOG DESIGN DOG BED

Treat your dog to a designer bed inspired by Henry, a rescue dog. Begin with an elegant and sophisticated bedframe that will flawlessly match the design of your home. Choose from a variety of colors and styles with a stainless-steel base designed to withstand daily use for generations. Whether your pup is tuckered out from a busy day or simply lazing about the house, the Henry Dog Design bed will keep any hound happy and looking good, too. henrydogdesign.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

SAMSUNG LED TOUCHSCREEN FRIDGE

Named “The Family Hub™,” this revolutionary new refrigerator comes with a Wi-Fi-enabled touchscreen that lets you manage your groceries by making a list, connect with your family and entertain, all without leaving your kitchen. Never worry about forgetting an essential item — with three built-in cameras that can be seen from your phone you can always double check your stock and avoid that return trip to the store. samsung.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

POSEIDON UNDERSEA RESORTS

Enjoy all the luxuries of a five-star hotel in an undersea wonderland and sleep among tropical fish and bottlenose dolphins, just off a private island in Fiji. An unforgettable experience awaits 40 feet beneath the ocean’s surface. Take the elevator (really) or scuba dive to the resort. While there, take part in watersports, deep-reef excursions and learn about indigenous marine life. poseidonresorts.com

 

Defining Your Luxury Lifestyle

SMARTBE INTELLIGENT STROLLER

The first-ever of its kind, the Smartbe Intelligent Stroller is a self-propelled stroller that seamlessly synchronizes with the movement of the user without assistance or actual physical contact, allowing you to safely walk or jog hands-free directly behind the stroller and even manage its trajectory by Android, iOS smartphones and smartwatches. The user has direct control and the stroller has four big wheels that adapt easily to rough surfaces and paths. A climate-controlled carry cot, bottle warmer, automatic rocking chair and anti-theft sensor are just a few of the features that make this the ultimate stroller for both you and your little one. smartbe.co

 

To see more of today’s most-fascinating luxury innovations and destinations, visit the Fall/Winter edition of Ebby Halliday Realtors‘ luxury-home publication, Grand Vie, where you’ll also discover many of the most exceptional homes currently for sale in Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond.

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests


How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

In addition to showcasing the luxury listings of Ebby Halliday Realtors, the fall 2016 issue of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living magazine offers a plethora of interesting editorial content, including “Home Away from Home,” featuring advice on designing the ideal guest room from design and lifestyle expert Kathy Fielder.

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

“With the holiday season quickly approaching, now is the time to consider your home’s guest accommodations and what you can do to make your friends and family members feel at home — in your home,” Fielder says. “The first tip I always provide clients, family and friends about their guest rooms? ‘Spend the night there to see if you would enjoy it.’

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

Fielder says the key to the success of your guest bedroom design is in the planning. Each detail should be carefully considered so that you optimize the space available.

 

How to Pamper Your Holiday Guests

 

Fielder recommends creating a Pinterest board or making some sort of inspiration board. When you do, you will start to see a pattern.

 

“Once you have decided on modern or traditional, eclectic or transitional, you’ll be motivated to choose your color palette,” Fielder says.

 

Color defines and breathes life into our spaces. It appeals to our senses, and studies show that our bodies physically react to color. That being said, it makes sense to choose the colors you will use in your guest bedroom wisely.

 

To read the full article by Kathy Fielder in the fall/winter 2016 edition of Grand Vie: Luxury in Living, click here.

 

Spotlight on the North Texas Luxury Market


Spotlight on the North Texas Luxury Market

 

The North Texas region’s thriving economy continues to spur significant growth in luxury home sales. In the past year, 5.2 percent more luxury homes were purchased in Dallas-Fort Worth than during the prior 12 months.

 

If you are considering buying or selling a home in Dallas-Fort Worth, it would be our honor to be of service to you. With our highly effective marketing and advertising tools and our membership in Luxury Portfolio International, Ebby Halliday Realtors is ideally positioned to assist with your next luxury real estate transaction.

 

Whether you are considering buying or selling your home, or just staying put for now, we invite you to enjoy the fall/winter edition of North Texas’ leading luxury home publication, Grand Vie: Luxury in Living. We believe you’ll enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. To get started, click here.